Rand Paul Supporter Involved in Scuffle Now Denounces Violence

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A former GOP campaign volunteer serving probation after being charged with assaulting a liberal activist last year, is now denouncing violence.

The Associated Press
In this Monday image taken from video and released by WDRB/Louisville, Lauren Valle of liberal group MoveOn.org is held on the ground by supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul as she tries to confront the candidate, in Lexington Ky., after Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway debated.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Tim Profitt told The Associated Press he has "humbled himself before God" after his involvement in a scuffle outside a Kentucky television studio, where U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway were scheduled to debate.

Now living in Arizona, Profitt entered a special plea in the case last month, in which he didn't admit guilt, but acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor assault. He agreed to serve unsupervised probation and pay $600 to cover medical bills of MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle.

Video of the scuffle showed Valle being pulled down, her face pinned to the concrete, then being stepped on.

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